Sunday, August 28, 2011

Photo: Port Mann, Old and New

For some time now, work has been underway on a replacement for the Port Mann Bridge, a 1960s near-twin of the Pattullo Bridge that connects Surrey to Coquitlam. Yesterday, the BC government announced that construction on the new bridge, which rather resembles the SkyBridge in renderings I've seen, has officially passed fifty percent completion. What I find interesting about the new Port Mann Bridge is that its design included reservations for a rapid transit line to be added at some point in the future. That in itself is good news; whether or not we need more bridges across the Fraser, in another couple of decades Surrey will definitely need another rapid transit connection to the Burrard Peninsula.

I got this shot from Coquitlam, right on the edge of Colony Farm Regional Park south of Lougheed Highway.

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